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Is It Time to Replace My Garbage Disposal?

on July 28, 2017

While you may not have used yours in a while, most homes and apartments come with a garbage disposal installed in the main kitchen sink.  They’ve made our lives much simpler since we no longer have to clean out a nasty sink trap after washing the dishes.  But, as is the case with any appliance, […]

Why Duct Tape Can’t Solve Everything

Why Duct Tape Can’t Solve Everything

on July 21, 2017

A few years ago, my car overheated and I found a crack in the top of the radiator that was pouring out coolant as fast as it could.  I needed to get to the shop so I slapped some duct tape over it to try and stop the flow on my way to the mechanic.  […]

How to Handle High Summer Temperatures

on July 14, 2017

While Washington and Idaho aren’t known for searing-hot temperatures, our summers can get pretty warm (especially when you’re used to or favor the cold).  With temperatures peaking in the mid to high 90s over the next few weeks, it’s important to consider just how warm it’s going to be outside when you make plans. Air […]

How to Replace a Pool Light

on July 7, 2017

Outdoor lighting has always been about beauty, but every light doubles as a matter of safety.  While path-way lights can range from haunting and mystical to strictly utilitarian, they serve as guardians of safety in the dark.  This is true of all the lights in your yard, from porch and security lights to accent lights […]

The Best July 4th Events for Spokane and Coeur d’Alene

on June 30, 2017

The long weekend for July 4th is just ahead of us and, while we’ll still be on standby to answer your emergency call, we’re looking forward to the celebrations that run all day throughout Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.  Fireworks, the highlight of any Independence Day celebration of course, are always an amazing sight, especially when […]

Fix Damaged Paint to Protect Your Home

on June 23, 2017

Paint is a wonderful tool for decorating our homes.  Many people consider it to be just another decoration and, while we spend days of deliberation selecting just the right color, tend to forget that paint plays an important role in protecting our buildings (as well as our cars and other vehicles).  For example, the traditional […]

Mainstream’s Tips for Better Outdoor Grilling

on June 16, 2017

It’s summer, and with July 4th just a couple of weeks away (and Father’s Day even sooner) what’s better than an outdoor barbecue with friends and family (or maybe just friends).  It’s likely that you either own a grill or know someone who does.  But if you’ve recently upgraded from a charcoal grill to a […]

Water Heaters – Ownership Do’s and Don’ts

on June 9, 2017

Hot water is essential to daily life.  While we mostly use it for cleaning, it’s such an essential part of life that when the hot water runs out, our plans for the day screech to a halt.  When your hot water tank is on the fritz showers are uncomfortable and it takes more energy for […]

3 Reasons to Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat

on June 2, 2017

Are you tired of walking into an exceptionally warm or cold home each and every day? We don’t blame you. When you’ve had a difficult, long day at work or are just arriving home after an exhausting trip, the last thing you want to experience is discomfort in your own home. After all, your home […]

How to Detect a Plumbing Leak

on May 26, 2017

As a home service company, one of the things we see from time to time is damage due to minor plumbing leaks throughout a home.  At first, they aren’t much, just some leaking water that evaporates faster than it pools.  Over time these leaks expand (especially when they’re part of high-pressure lines) or a high-humidity […]